2002 Archived AgLaw

January

  • FIFTH CIRCUIT RULES USDA WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO SHUT DOWN TEXAS PACKING PANT FOR SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION
  • FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE IN MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT RULED ENFORCEABLE
  • SUPREME COURT HOLDS UTILITY PATENTS MAY BE ISSUED FOR PLANTS

February

  • ANTIBIOTICS AND RESISTANCE BACTERIA
  • SEVENTH CIRCUIT STAYS USDA’S IMMEDIATE AND INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF PACA DEALER’S LICENSE
  • BATTLES AND SKIRMISHES IN THE BIOTECH PATENT ARENA

March

  • NEW CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM GOOD FAITH RELIANCE AND EXCESSIVE RAINFALL RULES
  • NINTH CIRCUIT DISMISS SUIT CHALLENGING AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGREEMENT ACT PRODUCER-HANDLER EXEMPTION
  • NOTES ON THE USDA WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVES PROGRAM

April

  • STATE PLACE OF ORIGIN LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
  • SUMMARY OF SELECTED PROVISION OF JOB CREATION AND WORKER ASSISTANCE ACT OF 200

May

  • NINTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT FACTORING AGREEMENTS DO NOT PER SE BREACH PACA TRUST
  • “BUSINESS MANAGER AGREEMENT” BETWEEN BANK AND PRODUCE DEALER FOUND TO VIOLATE PACA TRUST
  • RESOLVING THE FUTURE OF FARM POLICY: SIX-YEAR FARM BILL SIGNED

June

  • SECURITY INTEREST IN FARM EQUIPMENT REMAINS PERFECTED DESPITE ERRONEOUS TERMINATION OF FINANCING STATEMENT
  • MANAGING AGRICULTURAL RISKS AFTER STARLINK: THE ROLE OF INJUNCTIONS AND CONTRACTS IN CONTAINING BIOTECH CROP RISKS

July

  • D.C. CIRCUIT RULES USDA VIOLATED 1985 FOOD SECURITY ACT AND A PA PROCEDURES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF SUGAR PROGRAM
  • FARMER’S CONVICTION FOR FALSIFYING FSA LOAN APPLICATIONS AND BRIBERY REVERSED BY FIFTH CIRCUIT
  • APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS EPA AUTHORITY TO SET LIMITS ON WATER POLLUTION FROM AGRICULTURAL SOURCES

August

  • TYSON FOODS, INC., LIABLE FOR $891,660.00 IN DAMAGES
  • ELEVENTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT RAINFALL REMOVED BY PUMPING IS A “STORMWATER DISCHARGE” UNDER CLEAN WATER ACT
  • SOUTH DAKOTA JUDGE FINDS BEEF PROMOTION PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL

September

  • LIVESTOCK FARMERS DENIED DISASTER RELIEF
  • IT’S OCTOBER 21ST: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR ORGANIC CLIENTS ARE REGARDING THE NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS?
  • PROPERTY VALUATION MAY BE REDUCED BY PROXIMITY TO LIVESTOCK OPERATION

October

  • NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION LACKS STANDING TO CHALLENGE CLASSIFICATION AND USE OF DOWNED ANIMALS
  • SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION FILED BY CROP INSURANCE AGENCY DENIED
  • CAN FARMERS SAVE ROUNDUP READY BEANS FOR SEED?

November

  • THE NEW FARM BILL EXPANDS THE AVAILABILITY OF EQUITABLE RELIEF FOR GOOD FAITH VIOLATIONS OF FARM PROGRAM RULES
  • MICHIGAN DISTRICT COURT FINDS PORK PROMOTION PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL

December

  • CONGRESS EXTENDS CHAPTER 12 BANKRUPTCY
  • DEBT EXCEPTED FROM BANKRUPTCY FOR FARMER MAKING FALSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  • SUPREME COURT TIE UPHOLDS FINES AGAINST FARMER FOR PLOWING WETLANDS